They moved up to No. 14, surrendering next year's first-round pick in the process, to take pass rusher Marcus Davenport.
He asked what pick Jackson went and when told the last pick of the first round, he pumped his fist, did a dance and seemed overcome with emotion.
On Thursday night, Newsome twice traded back before picking SC tight end Hayden Hurst at No. 25. "It's just motivation. I'm not mad, it's just motivation to go into the season ready to play".
Alexander then turned his attention back to the interview before expressing just how thrilled he was for the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor.
Don't expect Jackson to come out of the gates throwing for more than 3,000 yards and totaling 30 touchdowns in his rookie season. Draft slot values increase each year but players & teams can agree on different values from the assigned slot value on a case by case basis. Jackson is surely talented enough to play wide receiver, but how many talented receivers win the Heisman?
Hurst was given a shot with the Gamecocks after backup quarterback Perry Orth convinced former SC assistant coach Steve Spurrier Jr. to take a look at the 22-year-old prospect.
The draft started two minutes late, at 8:07 p.m.
However, it is still clear that Baltimore plans on making him Flacco's successor some day. His Bortlesesque base salary of $18.5 million come 2019 makes the contract more tradeable than the cap number would suggest.
Jackson is the heir apparent Baltimore had put off drafting while hoping Flacco would revert to his old form.
He might not have to wait long to start trying to prove it, either.
"His success at the quarterback position speaks for itself", Lynch said of Jackson at the NFL Combine. Aside from returning starter Flacco, who will be entering the final year of his contract this season, Jackson will also be competing for playing time against another former Heisman Trophy victor, Robert Griffin III, who was signed by the Ravens earlier this month after sitting out the entire 2017 National Football League season as a free agent.
So does Baltimore's faith in Flacco by choosing Jackson.
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